Kimberly Buffington, a Pillsbury partner and noted class action, trial and appellate lawyer, has a proven track record of securing multimillion-dollar awards for her clients. Skilled in trials, appeals and arbitrations, Kim has been successfully litigating consumer class actions and complex intellectual property, insurance coverage and commercial cases for 20+ years. Co-leader of Pillsbury’s Internet and Social Media team, Kim regularly represents technology companies, startups and other businesses in social media and copyright-related matters. She asserts and defends trademark, privacy rights and licensing disputes for recording artists, radio stations, and entertainment companies, and has recovered $50+ million for insurance policyholders. In 2017, she became the managing partner of Pillsbury’s 85-lawyer Los Angeles office. This year, she was named among the "Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Kim is currently a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Litigation Section.